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  • Lew Ayres

    Born on December 28, 1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Johnny Belinda (1948)

Lew Ayres as "Dr. Robert Richardson"

In this acclaimed drama, Belinda McDonald (Jane Wyman), a young deaf-mute woman living off the coast of Canada on Cape Breton Island, becomes close to the new local doctor, Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres). When Belinda is raped by a customer at her family's farm and becomes pregnant, many suspect Dr. Richardson. Seeking to start over in a new location with Belinda, he leaves town to find a new home, but more conflicts ensue, further jeopardizing their happiness.

Academy Award (1948) Nominated Best Actor

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